On topic: Tech news to know now By Levi Sumagaysay / August 18, 2017 at 11:37 AM

On topic: Tech news to know now

Now we present the TGIF menu.

Apple and Hollywood are reportedly talking about movie rentals soon after films are released at the theater. (Bloomberg)

No dating for you: OKCupid bans the crying white supremacist — the one who was front and center in the Vice documentary — for life. (Engadget)

Google’s app store has banned Gab, a social network popular with the far right. Gab said on Twitter that it was probably being banned because it offered a job to fired Google engineer James Damore. (Business Insider) Meanwhile, Gab says it has raised $1 million in crowdfunding as it has played up its crusade against “elitist” Silicon Valley. (VentureBeat)

Speaking of Damore, he compares being conservative at Google with being gay in the 1950s, says women “obviously” shouldn’t have felt attacked by what he wrote. (Business Insider)

Some former female Googlers talk about why they quit: discrimination. (Guardian)

Democrats want independent probe into FCC cyberattack related to net neutrality comments. (Hill)

Reddit has launched its own video platform. (BBC)

 

Photo: The famous Hollywood sign in Los Angeles. Apple is reportedly talking with Hollywood studios about movie rentals that would come out soon after the films’ theatrical release. (AP)

“I can’t do much about all the suffering in the world, but all I can do is perhaps add a little touch of creativity, hope, ‘beauty and magic’, that I hope may uplift and encourage others…even if it’s just ONE person.” — BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK

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25 companies that are revolutionizing retail — sisirblog

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On Topic: Tech news to know now By Rex Crum / August 11, 2017 at 9:56 AM

Here’s what’s going on in tech on Friday…

–ICYMI: If former Uber Chief Executive Travis Kalanick thought he would be able to leave the company and recede into the background, he was sorely mistaken. Benchmark, one of Uber’s big investors, is suing Kalanick for fraud.

–Speaking of suits…Apple gets sued by a group of 28 Chinese app developers who charge the company with antitrust violations regarding Apple’s App Store.

–The hacking matter involving HBO goes on, as the company has reportedly offered a bounty of $250,000 to IT professionals who can find future such hacks and bring them to the network’s attention.
–SoundCloud lives! The music platform company said it has secured new financing and has named former Vimeo CEO Kerry Trainor as its new chief executive.
Snap shares have fallen as much as 14 percent on negative reaction to the company’s late-Thursday results. Daily active user growth rose from a year ago, but failed to hit analysts’ expectations.
–Nvidia shares are down more than 6 percent following the chipmaker’s latest quarterly results. Investors appear concerned about Nvidia’s ability to grow its data-center business.
–Amazon and Japan’s SoftBank are ramping up their battle for one of the last, big, untapped markets for e-commerce: India.
Microsoft counters Consumer Reports take on the Surface laptops by saying its computers really don’t break after a couple of years. Consumer Reports pulled its recommendation of the Surface due to concerns about the laptops’ reliability.
–Are humans and computers closer to becoming one and the same? Scientists at the University of Washington have used a strand of DNA to hack into a computer for the first time.
Photo: Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick talks to the media at the 2016 Breakthrough Prize awards ceremony at NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015. Uber investor Benchmark is suing Kalanick for fraud. (Josie Lepe/ Bay Area News Group)

“My aim, ‘mission’ is to uplift, encourage and hopefully even perhaps inspire, enhancing people’s lives with happiness and a  touch of joy…and so hopefully igniting a ripple effect that may even ultimately transform the world… just a little, one mind, one heart, one life and  one small step at a time.” — BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK

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On Topic: News to Know Now, By Levi Sumagaysay

On topic: Tech news to know now

Here’s what’s on the Monday menu.

Microsoft is killing off Paint after 32 years. (Guardian)

A replica of Mark Zuckerberg’s expensive plain gray T-shirt is now on sale for $46. (Business Insider)

Apple drops a new ad featuring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Siri. (Video,CNBC)

Wisconsin company offers to install rice-sized microchips in employees so they can buy snacks, etc.  (USA Today)

Malaysia-based Uber rival Grab grabs $2.5 billion in new round from Didi and Softbank. (BBC)

Amid the net neutrality debate, Verizon accused of throttling Netflix and YouTube, admits to “video optimization.” (Ars Technica)

Speaking of net neutrality, activists have launched “Team Internet” to take their fight to keep it alive to town halls, meetings and elsewhere. (Free Press news release)

Google is reportedly having trouble pushing its Facebook-like news feed to Android devices. (Recode)

Photo: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in 2000. (Patrick Farrell/Miami Herald/KRT archives)

 

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On topic: Tech news to know now By Levi Sumagaysay / July 14, 2017 at 11:33 AM

Here’s what’s on the Friday menu.

Twitter Chairman Omid Kordestani says at Sun Valley: “It’s good to have him talk on Twitter.” He’s referring to President Trump, of course, and what he says echoes what Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has said. (Bloomberg)

As Mark Zuckerberg travels the country on his supposed non-presidential campaign, the people he visits are being asked to be discreet, and in some cases being asked to tell the media he’s not running for president. (WSJ)

In response to a question by Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, U.S. border officials say they’re not legally allowed to search cloud data on people’s phones. (NBC)

DoNotPay, the Stanford student-created app that helps fight parking tickets, is now offering free, expanded legal services throughout the nation and the U.K. (VentureBeat)

An Ohio judge has ruled that data from a pacemaker can be used in court. (BBC)

 

Photo: Omid Kordestani, executive chairman of Twitter, arrives on the third day of the annual Allen & Co. Sun Valley Conference, July 13, 2017 in Sun Valley, Idaho. Every July, some of the world’s most wealthy and powerful people from the media, finance, technology and political spheres converge at the Sun Valley Resort for the exclusive weeklong conference. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)